Congressman Joe Kennedy

Representing the 4th District of Massachusetts

Connect

Congressman Joe Kennedy working for Massachusetts constituents

Press Releases

Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
Legislation follows two Iranian missile launches in violation of existing international resolutions

Washington, D.C.

Issues:
Dec 17, 2015 Press Release
Insurers currently deny claims for mental health care at twice the rate they do for other medical care

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Kennedy III introduced the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act of 2015, which will hold health insurers accountable for providing adequate mental health benefits and increase transparency for consumers seeking coverage for mental illness and substance use disorders. 
 

Issues:
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Congressmen raise concerns about lack of accountability following test launches

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of reports of a second illegal ballistic missile launch in as many months, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) called on President Obama to hold Iran accountable for violating United Nations Security Council Resolutions prohibiting such tests.

Issues:
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
94% of suspected terrorists who attempted to purchase firearms in 2013 and 2014 passed background checks

Washington, D.C. – After the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation last week that would deny guns to individuals on the terror watch list,  Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-5) called on Speaker Paul Ryan to bring up a vote on the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015 (H.R. 1076).

Dec 6, 2015 Press Release

Newton, MA – Congressman Joe Kennedy III tonight released the following statement in response to President Obama’s address.  
 
“We must have a comprehensive strategy to defeat violent extremism abroad and ensure the safety and security of the American people at home. 
 

Issues:
Dec 1, 2015 Press Release
Caucus will work to address obstacles in civil legal aid system

Washington, DC – As Congress continues to debate comprehensive justice reform, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) today launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus which will focus on expanding access to legal representation for low-income families.

Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-4) and Congressman Bill Keating (MA-9) today announced a series of joint staff office hours in Fall River. During office hours, both Congressmen will have caseworkers available to speak with constituents on any issues of concern. No appointment is necessary.

Issues:
Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after voting against legislation that would hinder resettlement of displaced Syrians and Iraqis in the United States. 
 

Issues:
Nov 14, 2015 Press Release

Newton, MA -- Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement today in response to last night's attacks in Paris. 

Issues:
Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
​Advocates for investment in full continuum of care as Energy & Commerce Committee begins debate on comprehensive reform

Washington, DC – Congressman Joe Kennedy III released the following statement after yesterday’s Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee mark-up of HR 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA).

Pages